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Sep 24, 2012 4:30am PDT
. amy hollyfield is there -- >> reporter: the chp is still waiting on the corner to get here that is why they still have lanes closed, the body is still in the middle of the freeway. chp officers are still here talking to some of the drivers who were here at the time of the accident. they are doing their investigation, measuring out there. so, no word on when this is going to reopen. they say they got a call about 3:30 this morning of a pedestrian walking in the number three lane. then they got the call -- they called in at 3:40 and reported that all lanes were blocked. it does appear someone was in the middle of the freeway. they don't know why. and that person was hit by a car this is at the stone ridge drive exit. southbound 680, it is creating a nightmare for those who were driving down this freeway when it happened, because they are stuck here. they cannot get off the freeway, they are just sitting here. they've been here an hour. we met with a couple of them who are frustrated. >> bad for me, i'm late for delivery right now. [ unintelligible ] i don't know, crazy. >> reporter:
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
the 10th anniversary of the shopping center santana row. amy hollyfield joins us with the story. people are lining up for the newest store. >> reporter: check out this line, it starts or ends that's the back of it behind me but it winds all the way down this block we are at the new h & m all of these people are hoping to get a coupon, first 200 people get a coupon worth $10 to $300. people at the front got her at 11:00 last night. it is opening today because of the 10th anniversary. look how far this shopping center has come. we have video, you probe will remember this horrible fire that happened before -- santana row was scheduled to open, 130 million dollars worth of damage and they never found the fire's cause. the store executives say they recognize this is part of their history they giving 10% of profits this weekend to the san jose fire department's community trust fund. it is a day employees say they will never forget. >> that was a terrible moment, really hard. how difficult it is, that close to opening to have that occur and everybody working 80, 100 hour weeks it was h
KOFY
Sep 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
anniversary of the shopping center santana row. amy hollyfield joins us with the story. people are lining up for the newest store. >> reporter: check out this line, it starts or ends that's the back of it behind me but it winds all the way down this block we are at the new h & m all of these people are hoping to get a coupon, first 200 people get a coupon worth $10 to $300. people at the front got her at 11:00 last night. it is opening today because of the 10th anniversary. look how far this shopping center has come. we have video, you probe will remember this horrible fire that happened before -- santana row was scheduled to open, 130 million dollars worth of damage and they never found the fire's cause. the store executives say they recognize this is part of their history they giving 10% of profits this weekend to the san jose fire department's community trust fund. it is a day employees say they will never forget. >> that was a terrible moment, really hard. how difficult it is, that close to opening to have that occur and everybody working 80, 100 hour weeks it was hard and it was real
ABC
Sep 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
loved. >>> ambassador stevens' bay area roots run deep. amy hollyfield continues our coverage. >> reporter: he graduated from berkeley his colleagues here say they are shocked and devastated. they say he was well liked in libya, was a wonderful ambassador and embodied the berkeley ideal. first let's talk about the beginning of his academic career he graduated from piedmont high in 1978 here's a yearbook picture described as being an outstanding student. here's a more current look of him, video as an ambassador posted on youtube. he had been working with professors at berkeley about setting up an academic center in libya and those working with him say this is a huge loss. >> we are shocked. we are saddened. we are a little bit angry. ambassador stevens was someone who was a partner for us. this a.m. bass done knew and understood the libyans. we -- we haven't had close relations with libya for a long time that means there aren't that many libya specialists in this country so we've lost one and we can't afford that loss. >> reporter: she said stevens mastered arabic, he was deepl
KOFY
Sep 17, 2012 11:30am PDT
citizens. bay area demonstrators timing their rally for later today. amy hollyfield joins us. >> reporter: there is a group that got an early start. they are going to be here 24 hours started camping out last night. a small group but the group says don't be fooled by its size. they say the occupy movement is apply and well. jane smith doesn't look lick a typical occupy protesters and usually works here as a mat shun for banks. today she is -- mathematician for banks. today is part of the occupy movement's first anniversary he took a vacation day to be here. >> it is that important. our country has been taken over by financial interests and multi-national corporations. >> reporter: they hope to convince others they can make a difference. >> when they are standing around the water cooler and somebody says look at those dirty hippies outside. they say, they have a point. >> reporter: they do have some supporters and then there are those who don't get. >> doesn't seem like they accomplished a lot, i low it is only a year in. >> it has raised consciousness but hasn't involved the
ABC
Sep 17, 2012 11:00am PDT
citizens. bay area demonstrators timing their rally for later today. amy hollyfield joins us. >> reporter: there is a group that got an early start. they are going to be here 24 hours started camping out last night. a small group but the group says don't be fooled by its size. they say the occupy movement is apply and well. jane smith doesn't look lick a typical occupy protesters and usually works here as a mat shun for banks. today she is -- mathematician for banks. today is part of the occupy movement's first anniversary he took a vacation day to be here. >> it is that important. our country has been taken over by financial interests and multi-national corporations. >> reporter: they hope to convince others they can make a difference. >> when they are standing around the water cooler and somebody says look at those dirty hippies outside. they say, they have a point. >> reporter: they do have some supporters and then there are those who don't get. >> doesn't seem like they accomplished a lot, i low it is only a year in. >> it has raised consciousness but hasn't involved the problems faci
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00am PDT
sign up with their motto today and it says: "unstoppable, never surrender." amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> san jose looking for a new top cop following police chief chris moore's announcement he intends to resign. he says his decision was his alone. the department is facing more lay-offs and budget cuts as violent crime rate soars. city council decided to drop a november ballot measure that would have increased police department funding. moore will leave the end of january, after 30 years. >>> disagreement over how severe a bart explosion and fire were over the weekend. a bart ride witnessed the event said there was a loud explosion and towering flames as the train pulled into the civic center station. bart says reports do not indicate flames, just smoke the indent apparently caused by power malfunction. >>> today san francisco officials will consider whether to fund the clean power sf program that would give residents the option of getting all power from renewable sources. board of supervisors expected to decide whether to approve a 19 1/2 million dollar contract to administer that p
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
condition this morning. amy hollyfield is live at john muir medical center with more on this army veteran and family man. >> reporter: we are learning more about him. here is his picture, 37-year-old officer kenyon youngstrom is married, he has four kids. a neighbor of his told the san francisco chronicle that officer youngstrom he devotes his entire life to his family and his job and he does everything 110%. officer youngstrom's family, friends and fellow officers arrived at the hospital throughout the day and evening yesterday. with relatives coming from northern and southern california. >> i've been speaking with officer youngstrom's family. they've asked me to convey their thanks to their extended family and friends, the law enforcement and public safety community and the public for their support. >> reporter: chp officers say they are having a tough time dealing with youngstrom's shooting. they all seem to have a tremendous amount of respect for him, saying he's a great guy. they are committed to keeping someone here with him, at all times. they had someone here throughout night to m
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
firefighters who perished are also read. amy hollyfield is live this morning at station 7, she will have more coming up in our next half hour. >>> switching gears, developing news in san jose, a dozen people were chased out of their homes by an early morning apartment house fire near the intersection of lewis terry mcsweeney is live at the scene. were there any injuries? >> reporter: there were injuries, two people injured taken to the hospital a lot of people very scared some running some jumping for their lives from these apartment buildings at the villa monterey apartments. this is viewer video of what the fire looked like at its peak 3:00 in the morning. five units were involved, three very heavily damaged. two people injured, one with second degree burns another jumped from the second story that person appeared to be okay, just taken to the hospital for evaluation. the person with burns needing treatment. one of the dozen or so displaced is a wheelchair-bound man who presented firefighters with special challenges. >> we see flames from the windows, they had to get me downstairs
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
accused of dealing drugs. >> reporter: i'm amy hollyfield live in novato, administrators of a middle school are preparing for a sad day full of grief. a student here was hit by a car and killed yesterday. hear from the emotional principal. >>> check out 70s and 80s in most of our neighborhoods, 98 phoenix, 58 boston. most major airports on time, green there, as you head out to the west coast, guess who has flight >> live look from our mount tamalpais camera you can see the fog out there sitting on the water talking to mike temperatures in southern marin going to be 70s for the most part, sausalito might make uper 60s that's about it gorgeous day and warmer weekend on the way. >> you've been listening to mike, pay close attention. >> i listen to his every word. >> i'm kristen sze. >> i'm terry mcsweeney in forrer rim thomas. let's check in with -- in forer rebel thomas. let's check in with mike. >>> fog is the big story this morning. the fact that we don't see radar returns mean it is mist hanging around the sky this morning. visibilities lowest [ unintelligible ] flight arrival delay
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
patrol, terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> the officer is on life support this morning. amy hollyfield is live at john muir medical center with more. >> reporter: we are learning more about officer youngstrom he's a 37-year-old father of four he's married, he lives in fairfield. a neighbor of his told the san francisco chronicle that officer youngstrom devotes his entire life to family and his job and he does everything one 110%. officer youngstrom's family, friends and fellow officers arrived here at the hospital throughout the day and the evening yesterday with relatives coming in from northern and southern california. >> i have been speaking with officer youngstrom's family. they've asked me to convey their thanks to their extended family and friends, the law enforcement and public state community and the public for their support. >> reporter: chp officers have been having a tough time dealing with youngstrom's shooting. they all seem to have a tremendous amount of respect for him, saying he's a great guy. officers have been committed to keeping someone here throughout the night to mak
ABC
Sep 17, 2012 5:00am PDT
. first we go to amy hollyfield who is live in the financial district in san francisco with what occupiers have planned today. >> reporter: good morning. it is going to be a busy day. there's a small group behind me getting a jumpstart on the rest of the occupiers they've spent the night here at kearny and california streets in san francisco to start their demonstration. they are occupying this plaza. it is a small group, they say do not let the size fool you. they believe that the occupy movement is alive and well, it is going strong. they say it is in transition a bit but they believe there's a bright future ahead for the movement. they are -- there are going to be a lot of events later today they say that's when you will see the crowds. there will be one at the wells fargo bank near downtown berkeley bart, scheduled 4:00. in san francisco demonstration at the pg&e headquarters on market. and war memorial on van ness scheduled for noon. two others in the financial district, one at one market plaza and the bofa building at 5:00 this afternoon. busy day planned. celebrating this
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Sep 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
they fired more than 30 times, believing the man had a gun. amy hollyfield is in vallejo. there have been several officer-involved shooting there this summer. >> reporter: this is the seventh since may, the fifth fatal some residents said they are afraid of vallejo police. the family of 23-year-old mario reher row is questioning whether it was necessary to -- mar whether it was necessary to shoot and kill him. he was sitting in a car police shined a spotlight on to the car officers admit they did not identify themselves they say he got out of his car which his family disputes. they say he turned his back appeared to be reaching for a gun and he pointed it at them and that's when they opened fire at one point they got on top of the car and shooting through the front windshield. >> it was a lot of shots it was like -- and a pause then you hear somebody talking and then -- again. they had to open the door to get him out of there. >> reporter: police say they shot more than 30 rounds at the car even reloading at one point. inside the car they found a pellet gun and 30 ecstasy tabs.
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
running from the house after the shooting. amy hollyfield is at the scene gathering more information. she will have a live report in our next half hour. >>> east bay police still searching for a killer this morning. deputies swarmed a home on marina road searching for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a man yesterday. you are looking at the scene. deputies were told the suspect ran into this home when officers went in, nobody was there police issued a shelter-in-place warning for a school and homes while authorities searched. it was lifted an hour and a half later. >>> this morning a memorial continues to grow outside the california highway patrol office in martinez in honor of fail len officer. 37-year-old kenyon youngstrom was critically wounded tuesday. he was taken off life support wednesday. youngstrom's body is still at john muir medical center in walnut creek. he's an organ and tissue donor doctors say he has the potential to save more than 50 lives. youngstrom's family released a statement here's an excerpt: kenyon was always giving to others and serving o
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Sep 18, 2012 11:00am PDT
closes and will they pitch tents, which is illegal? standby, we'll be watching for you. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> a short time ago governor brown signed legislation that authorizes changes to california's workers compensation system. the governor signed the bill during a ceremony an hour ago in san diego. supporters state measure will increase benefits to permanently disabled workers by $860 million dollars a year. it will give employers a break on insurance coasts which have been expected to rise by -- costs which have been expected to rise by 18% in january. opponents, say the bill is flawed and could reduce benefits for people who are unable to return to work. >>> redwood city police looking to the public to identify a burglary suspect. video of a man 16 to 21, 5'7, medium build black hair and brown eyes taken by a camera at a home on august 30th. the suspect entered through a sliding glass door and stole electronic equipment and jewelry police say anybody providing information may be eligible for a cash reward. >>> alameda county firefighter if the hospital with a serious leg injury
KOFY
Sep 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
blast's two year anniversary. amy hollyfield joins us from the neighborhood. >> reporter: good morning. you look around you do see progress. there are new homes like this beautiful one behind me. there are eight new homes. people have moved in look across the street homes under construction, 15 more homes on track to be built here in this neighborhood. there's progress underground in this neighborhood they have new sue we are and water lines -- suquamisher and water lines. line -- line 132 will never run again the mayor calls the progress slow there are still empty lots but he says they are doing it slowly because they want to do it right so they don't have to redo it. emotions are healing too. but people are still fragile, they will never forget but they are getting stronger. >> pretty rejill -- resilient this whole city not just this neighborhood it is the whole city, every time you go to the store, people stop and talk to you about it, how is it going? great place to live. >> reporter: it was september 9th, 2010 around 6:00 in the evening when the pipeline explosion killed e
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Sep 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
shot while making a traffic stop yesterday. amy hollyfield with more on the our. >> reporter: chp officers have committed to making sure he isn't alone. they've made sure that someone was at his bedside throughout the name. here's a picture he is 37-year-old kenyon youngstrom. he is married and he has four children. he lives in fairfield and has worked for the chp for seven years. before that he was an army reservist. his friends and family have been arriving here at the hospital throughout the day and night yesterday arriving from northern and southern california. they have asked for their privacy, but they did want a message out to the public and thank everyone for all of the support. chp officers having a hard time with this. they all seem to have a tremendous amount of respect for officer youngstrom. >> great individual. super individual. man of faith and support, encouragement to those around him and his family members. just hearing the stories i did tonight it goes along with just the kind of guy that i know. >> reporter: the officer was shot yesterday morning on i-680, 8:30
ABC
Sep 21, 2012 4:30am PDT
vandalized in a hostile attack after officers shot an armed suspect. amy hollyfield is live at the mission police station. >> reporter: check out the graffiti at the police station. the man the officer shot did not die you can see they spray painted the word "killers" on the front door of the police station. protesters were out between 10:30 and midnight. witnesses say they were yelling obscenities as they walked up and down the streets in the mission. police put on riot gear and monitored the march. protesters cursed at them and taunted the officers. they came out because of an officer-involved shooting 8:00 in the 200 of 14th street. police say two plainclothes officers from the gang task force were working with two probation officers they saw two people they recognized as gang members tried to talk to them they say the men ran, one pulled a gun turned toward the officers and started to raise the pistol and that's when the officer shot him. >> any time i control an -- i come across police brutality i'm always in opposition to that. in san francisco where you have lots of violent crime, v
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Sep 10, 2012 11:30am PDT
today to help the family of officer kenyon youngstrom. amy hollyfield has more from livermore. >> reporter: they are running with purpose, at cross fit games today workout dedicated to chp officer kenyon youngstrom killed in the line of duty last week. >> it happened around the corner for us, it was a good opportunity for us to come together and do something. >> reporter: the owner of the brentwood location came up with the idea, he's also a firefighter. >> wanted to have something that we could give back to their family as i hope someone would give back to my family. >> reporter: everyone who works out today is encouraged to donate to a memorial fund for the officer's family. they will be doing a workout tailor made with him in mine. number and created a rep scheme wanted to dedicate this workout to him and his family. >> reporter: was the 223 chp officer to die in the line of duty. they are running two miles, 23 dead lifts to honor his badge number they will jump rope 180 times and 63 pull-ups. zara was supposed to take a rest day today but decided to push herself and workou
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Sep 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
to perform a rescue in a fire that left more than a dozen homeless i am amy hollyfield is live at scene in the 2000 block of pacific avenue. >> reporter: the building is gorgeous one of these older buildings alameda is known for. they saved it, all damage is in the back. firefighters think the fire started outside and traveled up and then up over the roof. there are four units in this building, all are damaged. 15 people living inside all to have to find a new place to stay. the red cross is here trying to help. everyone got out okay. firefighters did have reports that a man was trapped inside they did rush in. they found a man paralyzed, i spoke with his son. he said his father suffered a gunshot wound before the boy was born, several years but he's paralyzed and wasn't able to get out. firefighters were able to rescue him. they got the call 1:00 this morning. it took an hour,. they don't know why it started. haven't said whether they think this is suspicious. but have located the point of where it started outside. one woman said she thought it started under a ramp in the backyar
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Sep 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
driver is in jail facing felony charges. amy hollyfield is in walnut creek with details. >> reporter: we are learning more about the relationship between the two women. the mercury news is reporting that the woman who is in the hospital and very critical condition is a young woman this her 20s. the woman who was killed was her mother-in-law, here visiting her son and his new wife. they got married over the summer now the young wife is here in the hospital. police say, the driver who hit them is 53-year-old man, he has been arrested for vehicular manslaughter. police say it is too early to know if he was speeding, on drugs or had been drinking. witnesses describe it as a horrific scene. the two women were walking with two men on the sidewalk, when the pick-up hit them. witnesses say 52-year-old sherry hicks landed 80 feet away, she died instantly. the younger woman hicks' daughter-in-law, was taken to the hospital described as being in her 20s. now this young man dealing with the death of his mother while at the bedside of his new wife. terrible tram did. one that witnesses say -- ter
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Sep 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
picture. >> katie marzullo is at the chp office in martinez. let's begin with amy hollyfield. >> reporter: not just chp officers who are here visiting at the hospital. there are officers from the walnut creek and concord police departments and the contra costa county sheriff's department they've all offered their peer support teams to be here and help. the chp continued its constant presence here at the hospital in walnut creek this morning. officers are committed to making sure injured officer kenyon youngstrom is never alone. they are offering support to his family and the colleagues who worked-w >> somber. a lot of reflection. a lot of question marks as to how this type of incident could occur. >> reporter: youngstrom was shot by a driver he pulled over on i-680 in alamo yesterday morning. another officer who arrived as back-upshot and killed the driver. colleagues describe 37-year-old youngstrom as a man with his feet planned firmly on the ground. he's married and has four kids. >> a real conscientious officer, caring, family man, christian man that is going to get his family and us t
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
destroyed 38 homes in september 2010. next sunday marks the blast's two year anniversary. amy hollyfield joins us from the neighborhood. >> reporter: good morning. you look around you do see progress. there are new homes like this beautiful one behind me. there are eight new homes. people have moved in look across the street homes under construction, 15 more homes on track to be built here in this neighborhood. there's progress underground in this neighborhood they have new sue we are and water lines -- suquamisher and water lines. line -- line 132 will never run again the mayor calls the progress slow there are still empty lots but he says they are doing it slowly because they want to do it right so they don't have to redo it. emotions are healing too. but people are still fragile, they will never forget but they are getting stronger. >> pretty rejill -- resilient this whole city not just this neighborhood it is the whole city, every time you go to the store, people stop and talk to you about it, how is it going? great place to live. >> reporter: it was september 9th, 2010 around 6:00 in the
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Sep 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
. they are demanding answers from the vallejo police department. amy hollyfield is live in vallejo where there have been several officer-involved shootings this summer. >> reporter: the family has questions so does the police department with some officers having concerns that procedure wasn't followed. 23-year-old mario romero was shot by police who fired more than 30 rounds. police say he never fired at officers. he and another man were sitting in a parked car in lemon park, an area known for gang activity. police turned spotlight on the car but admit they didn't identify themselves. romero got out of the car police say they could see a gun sticking out of his waistband they say he turned around and pointed the gun at them, that's when they started shooting. when romero got into the car police got on the hood of the car and fired through the front window. >> the driver of the vehicle exited the car both officers noticed he a handgun protruding from his waistband. >> my brother was not out the car. the door was not opened. if he was anywhere near out the car there would be bullet holes o
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Sep 21, 2012 11:00am PDT
. apple fans right now around the world are lining up to get the new iphone 5. amy hollyfield joins us live in san francisco at the apple store. people are still waiting to get their phone. >> reporter: good morning. there is still a line here. it is not a long one, but they are letting people in, just a couple at a time for crowd control purposes. still a line for apple fans, this never seems to get old. it has become a rite of passage for apple lovers standing in line for the next product. this morning's line went up stockton curled on to o'farrell. most waiting for hours in some cases, days, already have iphones. you already have an iphone? >> i do. >> reporter: why are you in line to get another one? >> i'm just excited. >> reporter: some see this line as a business opportunity. hugo gonzales ordered online but still got in line wednesday to market his company to this captive audience with >> there's so many cameras wanted to take opportunity on that. >> reporter: charlie is working his spot in line a couple of ways. he's getting paid to be here by someone who hired him through a w
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Sep 7, 2012 4:30am PDT
with a small child nearby. amy hollyfield is live at the scene on atherton street. >> reporter: good morning. police are still here this is a very active scene. take a look at what is happening now, they are telling -- they are towing a car out of this driveway, the second we've seen towed out of here since we've been here the last 30 minutes. i don't know why, that will be one of our questions for police as soon as we are able to talk to them. they are still busy inside the crime tape this morning even though this happened at 9:18 last night in the 1000 block witnesses saw two black men in hooded sweatshirts running from the scene they headed south inside the home. police found a 28-year-old woman and 31-year-old man both shot to death. they also found a toddler in the home, the child is okay. family members late area rifed here at the scene and were -- later arrived here at the scene and were distraught, including a woman who fainted when she heard about the murders. police have not told us what they think the possible motive could be. this investigation is still very active. we wi
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Sep 6, 2012 4:30am PDT
kenyon youngstrom continues to serve in death. amy hollyfield is live in martinez. >> reporter: that's right he did decide to donate his organs. no doubt here in martinez that the chp officers will be able to rely on the support of the community. look at their doorstep of their office, people have left flowers and notes letting the officers know people are thinking about them. chp announced last night that officer youngstrom died last night 6:05. he's survived by his wife, four kids, parents, four brothers and a sister. his family will be receiving support from their community. there was a vigil last night in cordelia, youngstrom lived in fairfield there were a lot of kids at the vigil many of them go to school with youngstrom's kids. one little boy there lost his father and has a message for his classmate. >> i would like to tell him, i feel so bad for you, i know the situation, if you ever need to talk to someone, i'm here for you. >> reporter: the chp offered a final salute via helicopter last night as it flew over john muir medical center where the officer had been on life support
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Sep 7, 2012 11:30am PDT
night police found the bodies of a young man and woman in a home 9:30. amy hollyfield joins us near the scene. a toddler was found alive in the house? >> reporter: a tadler in the home found by a neighbor and there's -- a toddler in the home fond by a neighbor and there's word the victim was pregnant with twins. one man ran to the house and discovered two people had been shot and their toddler was near bay. -- nearby. >> my neighbor got the baby. >> reporter: vallejo police say a 31-year-old man and 28-year-old were killed. one woman feigned and had to be treated by paramedics. they heard another man describing the victim as pregnant. >> he was calling his friends saying my sister had been shot i don't know, and she was pregnant. >> reporter: a woman who knows the couple say the woman was pregnant with twins. police say they won't know for sure until an autopsy is performed. investigators have not made any arrests. >> witnesses said that after the shooting two black males ran southbound on atherton, ran from the scene. >> reporter: police have not released any more information about
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Sep 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
happened yesterday morning. amy hollyfield is live at the vallejo police department with more. >> reporter: so far today police are not talking. yesterday, they talked to reporters and said the man they shot and killed did point a gun at them. they said they later fond a pellet gun in his car. his family is talking today. his relatives are very upset and they don't believe what the police department is saying. >> my brother was hunted down. my brother was a good guy, he did not deserve to die like he died. >> reporter: the family of mario romero wants the department of justice to investigate. they don't trust the vallejo police department and don't think the story adds up. police say she shined a spotlight on his parked car and romero got out of the car. police admit they did not identify themselves. >> as they did this the driver of the vehicle exited the car. both officers noticed he had a handgun from his waistband they could see the grip of the gun. >> reporter: family members and witnesses say romero didn't get out of the car and he was shot for no reason. >> my son never
KOFY
Sep 21, 2012 11:30am PDT
right now around the world are lining up to get the new iphone 5. amy hollyfield joins us live in san francisco at the apple store. people are still waiting to get their phone. >> reporter: good morning. there is still a line here. it is not a long one, but they are letting people in, just a couple at a time for crowd control purposes. still a line for apple fans, this never seems to get old. it has become a rite of passage for apple lovers standing in line for the next product. this morning's line went up stockton curled on to o'farrell. most waiting for hours in some cases, days, already have iphones. you already have an iphone? >> i do. >> reporter: why are you in line to get another one? >> i'm just excited. >> reporter: some see this line as a business opportunity. hugo gonzales ordered online but still got in line wednesday to market his company to this captive audience with >> there's so many cameras wanted to take opportunity on that. >> reporter: charlie is working his spot in line a couple of ways. he's getting paid to be here by someone who hired him through a website w
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am PDT
riding her bike. amy hollyfield joins us from the scene. >> reporter: this spot where she was hit is now marked by flowers and a couple of candles on this two-lane road, including a turn lane busy but narrow street on novato boulevard. she was riding her bike when she was hit. hailey ratliff just moved to novato from new mexico. she wrote on her facebook page that she lived in new mexico all her life and didn't want to leave her friends. hailey was hit by an suv before 3:00 yesterday. the driver did stop after the collision. hailey was new here but those who have lived here for a while say this road has always made them nervous. >> they are flying on the road, no speed limits posted. there's a community here and we have a lot of kids here. >> reporter: the driver -- >> the driver of the suv is cooperative there does not appear to be signed of impairment or illegal maneuvers we are investigating. >> reporter: police are still trying to figure out why this happened. residents are convinced this road needs speed bumps, maybe signs to try and make it safer. hailey was a student at the mi
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Sep 27, 2012 4:30am PDT
, closed streets took down tents and cited 40 people. amy hollyfield joins us from the federal reserve building. are police still out there? >> reporter: there are still officers out here. in fact, we've seen them on several corners. they are watching over this fence that they are wrecked around the spot where a -- a group had been gathered for the past year calling themselves occupy san francisco. overnight police stepped in and cleared them out this happened after midnight. it was peaceful, no clashes with police and protesters. others say they cited about 40, they took them to the hall of justice and released them. one person charged told me that the charge was lodging. there has been debate over who this group is, what its objective is, it calls itself occupy sf but it has attracted a homeless crowd. one protester tells me although there are a lot of homeless here they have a right to be here and they plan to seek an injunction to get the fence taken down so the protest can continue they are hoping this raid will get them national attention. right now, it is quiet. the protesters h
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Sep 7, 2012 11:00am PDT
a home 9:30. amy hollyfield joins us near the scene. a toddler was found alive in the house? >> reporter: a tadler in the home found by a neighbor and there's -- a toddler in the home fond by a neighbor and there's word the victim was pregnant with twins. one man ran to the house and discovered two people had been shot and their toddler was near bay. -- nearby. >> my neighbor got the baby. >> reporter: vallejo police say a 31-year-old man and 28-year-old were killed. one woman feigned and had to be treated by paramedics. they heard another man describing the victim as pregnant. >> he was calling his friends saying my sister had been shot i don't know, and she was pregnant. >> reporter: a woman who knows the couple say the woman was pregnant with twins. police say they won't know for sure until an autopsy is performed. investigators have not made any arrests. >> witnesses said that after the shooting two black males ran southbound on atherton, ran from the scene. >> reporter: police have not released any more information about the victims. people who knew the man gathered out
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Sep 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
city fire service who died on 9/11. the public is indicated. amy hollyfield is live at station 7 with details. >> reporter: the public is invited to come to any fire station in the city to honor the firefighters who were killed at the world trade center in new york. you will see a ceremony like this one, we have video from the past this will be happening at all 43 san francisco fire stays. it will start 6:45 this morning. 6:59 they recognize the collapse of the south tower, they ring a bell to signify the last alarm. at 7:00, they will read the names out loud of all 343 firefighters who died from the new york fire department. a dozen san francisco firefighters traveled to new york after the taxes to help with the recovery. some came back sick from everything they inhaled in the air there. at the time, they say their own health wasn't what they were focused on. they say what they saw in new york 11 years ago, still haunts them. they will stop and remember today. they promised never to forget the sacrifice firefighters made that day. here at station 7, the chief of the fire department a
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Sep 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
. drivers who get busted in one city could be facing staggering fines. amy hollyfield is live in berkeley with more. >> reporter: certainly temptation to use a handicap placard if it is not yours it can be tough to find parking. police are going to give you a reason to be honest. starting today a crackdown on handicap placard abuse if you have a pass police will ask to see your identification and proof the pass was issued to you. after witnessing abuse of these tags many are happy to hear about this. >> i've known people who have had placards and taken advantage. i think it is terrific they are cracking down. >> reporter: the police department's parking enforcement officers now have the authority to ask people about the handicap passes in the past only police officers could do it. now they are going to have extra officers focused on this area. they hope this will open up spots for people who legitimately need the handicap spots. that ticket is going to cost about $1,000. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> 4:33. san francisco school that was flooded by a water main break one week ago
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Sep 20, 2012 4:30am PDT
fireball. amy hollyfield is live at the gas station. >> reporter: you have to look at this picture first look what is left. can you believe that is a gas pump? can you imagine standing here pumping your gas when this happened? we have surveillance video you have to see this. it shows the moment when it happened. there were people here pumping gas. they say it was terrifying. a car hit the gas pump, igniting a fire. a man working here said he heard a loud kaboom. people living a few blocks away said they heard it. >> then started hearing explosions, we heard seven or eight. >> i started yelling at everybody to get the hell out of here, big hazard. >> reporter: this is the driver of the car who backed into the pump. police say he told them he stepped on the accelerator accidentally, instead of the brake. this happen at 5:30 yesterday afternoon at the oil and gas station in martinez. the good and quite amazing news is that no one was hurt. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> this morning a veteran san jose firefighter is home from the hospital after suffering a heart attack while fighting a fire
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Sep 24, 2012 11:30am PDT
gone out. amy hollyfield is live at 4th and king. >> reporter: they were told to get out of here by 8:30 this morning. they've been cleared out before, but they keep coming back they tell me they don't have anywhere else to go. ian smith is didding up the spot he has called home, -- tidying up the spot he has called home even though he's moving out today he has lid here with a $others and has enjoyed this spot. >> interesting -- interesting cast of characters, a lot of good people they have a tight-knit community, they all look after each other, security you couldn't find anywhere where else. >> reporter: caltrans says everyone needed to be out by 8:30 this morning. homeless advocates showed up to watch over the operation and make sure these people were treated respectfully. >> people here have nowhere else to go. you can see from their camp, they are not bothering anyone. they are just here, trying to get by day-to-day. >> reporter: caltrans officials and chp officers have been here before. since the homeless have returned they are planning to clean it out once again. officials say t
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
. there was another small fire down the street overnight. there were no injuries. amy hollyfield will have more on the story coming up in our next half-hour. >> eric: firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a fire that badly damaged a home in the oakland hills. sky7-hd was overhead as it on broke out yesterday evening. it turned the house into a condominium any with smoke billowing out. the fire may have smoldered in the wooden braces of the basement used for earthquake protection. >> kristen: a vigil is planned in memory seven 7-eleven store. where a 57-year-old man was shot to death during a robbery early saturday morning. police have not made any arrests but they have released surveillance photos of three suspects. take a close look here. 7-eleven is offering a $10,000 reward in the case. >> highway patrol officer has been laid to rest at the national cemetery a military cemetery in dixon following an emotional tribute in vacaville bags bag. >> nearly 4,000 mourners paid their respects during yesterday's two-hour funeral for officer youngstrom. he was killed last week in the l
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
file an injunction to try to get in fence taken down. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> 5:06. two east bay legislators are calling for a state hearing on steps that government agencies are taking to prevent accidents like the massive fire at the chevron refinery in richmond. senator hancock and assemblywoman skinner say, they want to find out if chevron followed safety regulations. chevron says routine inspections failed to uncover the corrosion that contributed to last month's fire. chevron admits it did not inspect individual pipe, therefore the problem went unaddressed. chevron is warning other refineries about possibility of pipe failure at their own companies. >>> regular refs back in uniform for tonight's game shorter of replacement refs over after a controversial play turned a labor dispute into national outrage. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: can you hear the collective sigh of relief? the browns-ravens game tonight will have regular refs officiating sunday all games will have the pros on the field. the new deal does still need to be ratified by the 121 member
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Sep 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
california street. amy hollyfield will have much more. >> search continues this morning for the gunman who shot and killed a man in broad daylight in the mission district. the shooting happen at 26th and treat streets after 4:00 yesterday afternoon. a crowd gathered at the scene when officers arrived, police say the gunman ran after he opened fire. >>> tonight san jose leaders holding two different meetings focused on the city's crime problem first 6:30 east san jose hosted by the police union and other labor groups on how to protect family and property. at 7:00 the city council holds a study session on the police response to recent crimes and gang activity. both sides are at odds over the cause of san jose's spike in crime. >>> tomorrow the san francisco municipal transportation agency considers a plan to redesign a stretch of masonic avenue to make it more safe for die sick lists. the examiner details the changes that are partially the result of two fatal crashes in the past two years. including the death of a german tourist who was hit by a drunk driver. if approved, the agen
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
, cheerios >>. >>> good morning, i'm amy hollyfield live in antioch where there were a few firings overnight and firefighters don't think it's a coincidence. they suspicious. i'll tell you more coming up. >> kristen: what is happening right now, mideast are bracing for more anti-american protests and outrage spreads over a film. some muslim leaders are coming to the u.s.'s defense. >> and police gear up for morals and more protests on one-year anniversary of the occupy wall street movement. >> good morning, i'm sue hall in traffic center. happy friday. we got a live look at walnut creek, 680 headed toward the junction. everything is going well. and update on oakland coming up. >>> i'm mike nicco. clouds are not hanging as low as they were yesterday. they are out there and you may run into a little misted. the drive this morning as we head into the afternoon hours. there will be a slight breeze at the coast. not as many high clouds today so temperatures will be around 70 and 80. inland 80 to low 90s in the east bay valleys. >> kristen: good friday morning. thanks for starting our da
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Sep 21, 2012 5:00am PDT
the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. amy hollyfield will have a live report in 30 minutes. >>> san rafael restaurant boarded up after an suv smashed into the restaurant yesterday afternoon a chevy blazer smashed into lundy's homecooking at 4th and a streets. fortunately the restaurant had closed for the evening there was a woman walking along the sidewalk who was hit and pushed through the restaurant's glass. she suffered major injuries. >> i see the driver of the car was in the car then i hear the noise was coming underneath the car, help, help! some pedestrian she was under the car. >> the 78-year-old woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. the driver a vendor at the thursday night market, stayed to cooperate with police who so far have not been filed with charges. >>> in san francisco cesar chavez boulevard, wanted parolee crashed into the back of a delivery truck his car burst into flames three cops down the street pulled the parolee out of the car, went to the hospital first then he went to jail. >>> oakland police stepping up enforcement to protect mot
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
more than 30 rounds, ing the man had a gun. -- believing the man had a gun. amy hollyfield is live in vallejo this is the latest of several officer-involved shootings there. >> reporter: this is the seventh, since may. the -- some residents said they are afraid of these police officers. the family of 23-year-old mario romero is questioning whether it was necessary to shoot and kill him. he was in a parked car with a friend 4:00 yesterday morning, when police on patrol shined a spotlight on the car. officers admit they did not identify them says. they say, romero got out the car which his family disputes, police say they saw a gun he turned his back appeared to be reaching for the gun then pointed it at them and they opened fire. at one point getting on to the car and shooting through the front windshield. >> it was a lot of shots, it was like -- a pause, you hear somebody talking and then -- again. they had to open the door to get him out of there. . >> reporter: police say they shot more than 30 rounds and reloaded at one point in the car they found a pellet gun and 30 ecstasy tabs.
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Sep 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
shooting near lake merritt. amy hollyfield joins us live with what is going on. she will be join us in a -- she will be joining us in a few minutes. right now this story in san leandro. >>> police investigating a shooting that happened last night on orchard avenue, police fond a 48-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds he's in critical cal -- critical condition. >>> woman killed in a crash in walnut creek saturday night has been identified as 52-year-old barbara hicks of santa barbara a red pick-up truck drove up on the sidewalk and struck two women. the second woman who witnesses describe as hicks' daughter-in-law is in critical. the driver 53-year-old hosein tabrizi faces vehicular manslaughter. >>> autopsy will take place tomorrow for the young man found dead over the weekend in the sacramento river. a fisherman discovered brett olson's body yesterday i am the 20-year-old vanished last week while taking part in a chico float, the sheriff believes there was no foul play and olson drowned. his family and friends plan to honor him tomorrow evening with a candlelight vigil.
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Sep 20, 2012 6:00am PDT
amy hollyfield will have a live report from the scene in 30 minutes. >>> 6:05. palo alto police are alerting people to be on look out for suspected groper getting more aggressive. latest incident yesterday morning in palo alto park. the woman was out jogging the man grabbed her from behind, tried to pull her to the ground. she managed to get away and chase him down while calling 911. investigators posted fliers at the park with any sketches they believe it is the same man who committed similar crimes in the past month. >>> walnut creek man dead after drowning in mexico while on vacation. it happened yesterday in los cabos giant wave hit 72-year-old ted park washing haim way the navy boat found park's body, two hours later. park's wife who was also swept away was injured but is going to be okay. >>> from yolo county prosecutors do not plan to file criminal charges against uc davis police officers who doused students with pepper spray during an occupy protest last november. that decision came down last night the district attorney's office says there was insufficient evidence to prove
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
children's hospital in oakland, where she was pronounced dead. amy hollyfield will have more in a live report from novato. >>> in east palo alto the fight continues for a stop sign where a 6-year-old girl was killed while talking -- while walking to school a year ago in a crosswalk on gloria way yesterday was the anniversary. her family and neighbors have push ford a stop sign where there has been at least six accidents involving cars and pedestrians since 2004. instead the city has installed flashing lights and added pavement markings and crossing garr the driver who hit torres was not charged but facing a civil suit from the family. >>> morgan hill police looking for a mother who abandoned her daughter at a store last week after a shoplift ago tempt. police say marcy keelin and her 10-year-old went to a safeway filled the cart with beer and other items instead of paying she told her daughter to wait with the cart near the exit doors while she got the car when she pulled up the girl was to roll the cart out that's when store employees stopped the 10-year-old, keelin saw it and dr
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